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from Anne Stevenson, Stone Milk; “The Myth of Medea”

here's a picture of the standing desk I was using this summer, when I was in vermont and could work outside

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also for anyone inspired to replicate. for what its worth, I've found it helpful to have no sitting option. at first I would get tired by the end of the day, but with time different muscles have strengthened, and by the time I'm tired its usually a good time to stop anyway

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it looks like a balancing act, but actually all flat surfaces and quite stable

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this summer switched to using a standing desk exclusively for the first time.

it seems to be be really good for me, and feeling grateful. have had stress and pain in my neck and lower back at various points. in particular switched to the standing desk when I was experiencing pain in my lower back. its now gone away, and general body pain seems to be at an all-time low

this picture of the standing desk I made in my apartment from some random things I found lying around and on the street

notes from brainstorming about alternative social media interfaces in the svendborg public library

server.commoninternet.net/pad/

with @cblgh @powersource and @liaizon

3. if you look into that report (WRI 2005),
wri.org/research/world-resourc

its not clear to me, where it says

"indigenous people live in lands that coincide with areas that hold 80 percent of the planet’s biodiversity"

could Sobrevilla be making an original intepretation of [3] without explaining it, or mis-citing [3] or am I missing something in [3]?

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2. If you look at Sobrevilla, 2008, report, THE WORLD BANK The Role of Indigenous Peoples in Biodiversity Conservation, The Natural but Often Forgotten Partners, and you look at where it states this 80% fact, it cites WRI 2005

"Many areas inhabited by Indigenous Peoples coincide with some of the world’s remaining major concentrations of biodiversity. Traditional indigenous territories encompass up to 22 percent of the world’s land surface and they coincide with areas that hold 80 percent of the planet’s biodiversity (WRI 2005)"

if you look at the bibliography of the report, you find, WRI 2005 is World Resources Institute (WRI) in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environ-ment Programme, and World Bank. 2005. Securing Property and Resource Rights through Tenure Reform, pp.83–87 in World Resources Report 2005: The Wealth of the Poor – Managing Ecosystems to Fight Poverty. Washington, D.C.: WRI.

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1. National Geographic article from November 2018
nationalgeographic.com/environ

has subtitle "Comprising less than 5% of the world's population, indigenous people protect 80% of global biodiversity. Their role is under discussion by world leaders this week."

in the article, if you look at where it says this, there is a broken link. I looked up the broken link in the wayback machine internet archive, and found it goes to a report from Sobrevilla, 2008 [2]

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seeking land stewardship research help:

last night a friend told me "indigenous people make up 5% of the world's population, and are stewards of 80% of the world's remaining biodiversity"

today I wanted to look up where this came from, to share it, and it sent me down a long research rabbit hole, of not quite finding where the 80% figure came from

don't get me wrong, I found lots of research supporting the sentiment behind the quote, that indigenous peoples have been and continue to be stewards of amazing amounts amounts of biodiversity

such as this paper, from 2019, showing that the indigenous-managed lands they looked at had even greater biodiversity than "protected lands" sciencedaily.com/releases/2019

and I see the 80% figure often quoted, but I haven't been able to pinpoint where the 80% figure *originally* comes from

if you want to help me figure this out, I'll outline further where I got to, in a list of citations in the next toot

(was locked out of my account for two months, due to writing my password down on a piece of paper, and not taking it with me while travelling, but now I'm back)

one of my trans friends told me that their favorite time of evening is when the sky and clouds form the colors of the trans flag and I appreciate this often now too

a major difference from biological organisms which all have water in them, as far as I know

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feel like the fact that computers dont sweat and have no water in them isn't discussed enough

feeling reverence for beauty of youtube-dl this morning

in vermont last night lying outside in the evening after the sunset looking at fireflies, thinking about shooting stars, both beautiful, and somewhat similar looking, caused by different things but maybe cousins

At the beginning of June, I wrote an essay about vaccine passports and body sovereignty which I didn’t share here yet,
canalswans.commoninternet.net/

I imagine this is a charged subject for many folks, but I have a growing feeling that having hard conversations is needed and something I should in general practice more, with permission for myself and others to learn and grow and be misunderstood in the process.

while hearing from my uncle the most compelling account I've heard thus far that aliens may have an underwater base at the bottom of the ocean where they have been quietly observing humans for some time, enjoyed imagining that aliens might have been enjoying reading the poems & writing on my blog

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